Monday, April 25, 2016

Senate Wants More Aid for Israel's Killing Machine

Senate Wants More Aid for Israel’s Killing Machine

by Stephen Lendman

America’s neocon infested Senate wants more military aid for Israel at a time its only enemies are ones it invents - 83 Republican and Democrat senators endorsing an AIPAC sponsored letter to Obama urging it.

Israel already gets over $3 billion annually, the latest weapons and technology, nearly $500 million a year for its Iron Dome scam and other ineffective missile defense systems, annual interest free loans, repaid only at Israel’s discretion or not at all, and numerous other special favors afforded virtually no other countries.

The letter written last month lied, claiming “Israel faces…threats…requir(ing) (its) resources (for) defense.” It listed one fabrication after another, including:

  • Hezbollah “promis(ing) to attack (Israel) at a time of its choosing (with) up to 150,000 rockets and missiles;”

  • ISIS and other terrorist groups “dedicated to Israel’s destruction;”

  • “Iran’s intervention in Syria brought” its combat forces near Israel’s border; it’s “illicitly testing sophisticated ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads;” and

  • Hamas is “actively rebuilding tunnels to attack Israel.”

All of the above is pure rubbish, hyping fear to assure Israel gets increased funding to wage war on Palestine and/or its neighbors at its discretion - to keep the regional pot boiling, to assure endless conflicts, turbulence and chaos, America and Israel partnered in their wars of aggression.

AIPAC spokesman Marshall Wittmann “applaud(ed) this statement from the Senate of overwhelming bipartisan support for a robust, new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Israel that increases aid while retaining the current terms of the existing program.”

Israel wants US aid increased by 50% annually for the next 10 years when its current MOU expires in 2018.

Expect it to get whatever it wants if Clinton or another neocon succeeds Obama. Trump calls Israel the victim of its long-running war on Palestine.

If Israel is attacked, “100% I’d come to their defense,” he said. If its forces attack Iran for any reason or without just cause, he’ll support its action.

Expect funding for Israel’s killing machine to increase substantially before Obama leaves office - likely more under his successor.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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